Upcoming Programs

Studying and Living in an American Research University

Offered by University of California, Riverside
This course is a series of 10 workshops with topics that help you learn more about the experience of living in the U.S. and studying at an American research university. Students will learn about the American university system, behaviors and expectations in the classroom, employment options and career development, leadership opportunities and collaboration on campus, the basics of American culture and adjusting to new cultural environments, and other useful information to help them be successful when they study in the U.S.
Oct
1
Thu

to

Dec
3
Thu
Oct 1, 2020 to Dec 3, 2020
Thursday 6pm - 7pm Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7) / Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
DateDescription
Oct 1Introduction to American Research University
Oct 8Understanding the American Classroom & Cultural Adjustment
Oct 15Academic Honesty in the American Education System
Oct 22Employment Opportunities & Career Development
Oct 29How to Choose & Apply for Graduate Programs?
Nov 5Leadership & Collaboration
Nov 12Personal Wellness: Recreational Activities, Mental Health, Work-Life Balance Resources
Nov 19Student Organizations & On-Campus Activities
Nov 24*Living On or Off Campus
Dec 3American Culture in a Nutshell
*Note: November 24 will replace the 26th due to observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives
Contextualizing BLM in the History of Slavery & Segregation

Offered by University of California, Los Angeles
The Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives series aims to provide a platform for scholars, students and activists to deepen our collective understanding of the structure and experience of racial oppression and the long struggle for racial justice, as well as to draw connections among unique, but interlinked anti-racist struggles in the context of global histories of colonialism, imperialism and internationalism.
Oct
23
Fri
Oct 23, 2020 I 4pm Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Black Lives Matter: Historical Roots
Speaker: Prof. Brenda Stevenson
Professor & Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History, University of California, Los Angeles

Can Black Lives Matter in a Black Country? Notes from Jamaica
Speaker: Prof. Deborah Thomas
R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology & Director of the Center of Experimental Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Mapathon@HKUST

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
This event provides an amazing opportunity for volunteers to digitally connect and map the most vulnerable places in the developing world so that locals and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) can use these maps and data to better respond to crises affecting these areas.
Oct
28
Wed
October Session:
Oct 28, 2020
I 6:30pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
In this event, volunteers will be comparing satellite images and adding buildings to a shared online map which will then be made available for all humanitarian organizations worldwide.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Library iTalk - Daoism & Environmental Philosophy: Nourishing Life

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Oct
29
Thu
Oct 29, 2020 I 12:00pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
The early Daoist text the Daodejing is popularly and anachronistically thought to speak in direct ways to ecology and the environment. Such prevalent ways of reading the text persist even as they are frequently criticized in the Sinological and Daoist scholarly community. While the Daodejing was composed across different historical contexts with diverse purposes in mind, the text continues to speak to questions of how to individually and socially live and interact with human and inhuman life and the natural world.

In discussing the book Daoism and Environmental Philosophy: Nourishing Life, the extent to which the Daodejing and other early Daoist texts can be suggestive for addressing the contemporary environmental crisis will be reexamined. The talk will consider whether and how early Daoist conceptions and practices of emptying (xu 虛), stilling (jing 靜), and making plain (su 素), responsive attunement (wuwei 無為), and nourishing life (yangsheng 養生 ) can be interpreted and reimagined in critical ecological models that indicate different more nurturing ways of dwelling and becoming with our environment and the myriad things (wanwu 萬物), in their own respective tendencies and ways of becoming (ziran 自然).

About the Speaker

Eric S. Nelson is Associate Professor of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His areas of teaching and research include modern European, East Asian, and intercultural/comparative philosophy and religion.
Open to all students from APRU member universities. Interested students should register with their university email address.

Can't Stop the Wave, Let's Learn to Surf: Cultivating Self-Compassion for Well-Being

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Oct
30
Fri
Oct 30, 2020 I 2:30pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
In this workshop, you will learn how to cultivate more personal space for loving awareness and self-kindness in your daily life, thus enhancing our capacity for emotional well-being and building resilience. With a spirit of openness and tenderness, you will stop being so hard on yourself but motivate and encourage yourself with greater ease and confidence.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Sexual Health, Trauma & the Pursuit of Wellbeing Part I

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Oct
31
Sat
Oct 31, 2020 I 10am Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Intimacy, sexuality and sexual expression are basic human needs. Our understanding towards sex and intimacy affects how we see ourselves and the relationships with others. This workshop will discuss the relationship between having a healthy view on sexuality and its impacts on overall psychological well-being. By achieving positive relationships, you will enjoy the companionship, excitement, fulfillment of emotional pleasure and love.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Enhance EQ & Support Your Friends

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Nov
4
Wed
Nov 4, 2020 I 6:30pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
We will focus on integrating psychological theories into practical tips for you to navigate social and emotional obstacles to our well-being. Guide you to gain insights in human emotions and social interactions through some interesting thought-experiments and case studies. You will also be inspired to value self-care and empathetic communication in facing stress and adversity in life, thus gaining more confidence in handling your own emotions and in turn rendering timely support to your beloved ones.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Picturing Hong Kong through Historical Paintings & Photos

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hailed as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Hong Kong’s charms long captivated artists, tourists, and Hollywood. Paintings by classical Chinese painters and colored slides by sojourning American military officers offer different perspectives of this port- turned-metropolis. Or do they not?
Nov
5
Thu
Nov 5, 2020 I 9:00am Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Join us and make up for what you miss seeing in person with an in-depth look at historical paintings and rare vintage photos of Hong Kong in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) collection. Scholars from different disciplines will introduce early tourist attractions against 21st century street views.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

The Leadership Challenge

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
This workshop is hosted by the Redbird Leadership Community of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Nov
5
Thu
Nov 5, 2020 I 6:30pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Based on Jim Kouzes' and Barry Posner's The Student Leadership Challenge®, you will learn about five practices of exemplary leadership, and exchange ideas with HKUST students on the application of these five practices to inspire excellence in your circle of influence.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

How to Prepare for Job Interviews in the Post-Pandemic World?

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Any conversation that you have with another person for the foreseeable future will at least touch on the ongoing pandemic. Job interviews are no different. What have you learned about yourself during the pandemic?
Nov
9
Mon
Nov 9, 2020 I 12pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Aside from making sure you are wearing trousers and that your Zoom background looks professional, preparing for an interview means being ready to answer some new questions. Join us to find out more.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Mapathon@HKUST

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
This event provides an amazing opportunity for volunteers to digitally connect and map the most vulnerable places in the developing world so that locals and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) can use these maps and data to better respond to crises affecting these areas.
Nov
14
Sat
November Session:
Nov 14, 2020
I 10am Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
In this event, volunteers will be comparing satellite images and adding buildings to a shared online map which will then be made available for all humanitarian organizations worldwide.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Sexual Health, Trauma & the Pursuit of Wellbeing Part II

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Nov
21
Sat
Nov 21, 2020 I 10am Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
This workshop will introduce practical ways to handle traumatic experience. There is a potential of sexual health and well-being for each individual. Despite the experiences, people can bounce back after adversity. We call it resilience. What makes a person more resilient than the others? How does it lead to a flourishing life? Can it be learned? The workshop will discuss ways to cultivate resilience and wellbeing through the lens of positive psychology.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Evening Music Jam@HKUST

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Music always brings people together. Evening Music Jam@HKUST provides a platform for students to perform and appreciate different genres of live music, stay connected with peers and meet new friends via Zoom.
Nov
26
Thu
Session Two:
Nov 26, 2020
I 6pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Student performers will take turn to play songs and share their music journey with participants. Interactive discussion groups will be formed for participants to meet new friends via zoom. Any genre of music is welcome! It's a causal music sharing and social event.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.